Dairy free overnight oats is a healthy and delicious way to start your morning.
A while back, I shared my love for overnight oats and shared my recipe. That was a time when Jimmy and I were still eating and enjoying all things dairy. Since going paleo, we’ve cut out dairy and I’ve shared how that one change has impacted my health in more ways than one. This past summer, I noticed that when I was enjoying my overnight oats full with milk and yogurt, I would not be enjoying the consequences. I literally would suffer from diarrhea for at least 2 days and I started to realize my body was getting more and more lactose resistant. This was a sad time in my life as I love all things dairy. I love whole milk, cheese, ice cream, whole fat yogurt, butter, heavy cream. You name it, I love it. After removing it from our diet, I noticed a tremendous improvement with my overall gut issues which included less bloating, gas (gross but keeping it real) and diarrhea. Since we love dairy so much, I’ve had to come up with alternatives so we can still enjoy the foods that require a similar consistency. So that’s how my dairy free overnight oats was born.
Here’s a little video I put together and of course, Emmy had to make a cameo because she looooves overnight oats. All of my kids love it and haven’t noticed a difference in the dairy free version.
I made 3 different flavors for this post but you can easily mix and combine to create so many different versions. The ones I made were blueberry-strawberry with granola and chia, golden kiwi-plum and pineapple-banana with sliced almonds. The combinations are endless! Just don’t try it with mango. It tastes like feet.
Dairy Free Overnight Oats
- old fashioned oats
- almond milk or soy milk
- chopped up fruit of your choice except mango!
- coconut yogurt or almond yogurt (I prefer coconut)
- extra toppings of your choice
- sweetener like maple syrup if your yogurt has no sugar
- In a mason jar, pour 1/3 cup old fashioned oats.
- Pour 1/3 cup almond milk
- Add 1/3 cup coconut yogurt
- Combine your favorite fruit
- Add anything extra like granola, chia seeds, nuts, flax, raisins and cocoa nibs.
*Only add a teaspoon or two of sweetener if you use plain yogurt with very little sugar in it
It’s so good and filling for breakfast. You can even try different flavored yogurt like strawberry or banana.
Some other options for fruit include raspberries, peaches and apples.
Just put a lid on it and store it in the fridge for up to about 4 days. These don’t last long in our home and they’re perfect for school mornings so the kids can just take one out and feed themselves. It keeps them full all morning long. See, I’m looking out for you mamas!
It’s Emmy approved!
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